Paul found a scanner today at the carboot sale for a mere pound. And joy O joy, it works. Squeal!
So here are a few beautiful and random things excitedly ripped from the shelves and fed happily (and a little wonkily) into this life-changing (no, really) peripheral. The rest of the weekend's finds are to follow...
Record Sleeve Illustration - Los Picaflores The Humming Birds from 1968.
Swallow taken from Country Fair, The Month-by-month Countryside Companion, a compendium of country lore selected from the 1950s magazine of the open air Country Fair.
Little Girl taken from Three Folk Tales - A Ghost, A Witch and A Goblin, published in 1975. The witch in question is the Russian story of Baba Yaga, a terrifying creature who lives in a little house that stands on chicken legs, she has iron teeth and often eats children. Yikes.
A throughly charming frontispiece found in an old Puffin paperback. I think you used to be able to send off for these from Puffin using a little form in the back of their books.
Wonderful drawing of a woman from Cooking With Flowers - The Gentle Art Of Cooking With Flowers- An Age-Old Art Is Revived by Zack Hanley, illustrated by Donald Hendricks, published in 1971. It's worth clicking on this to fully apreciate the lovely fine detail.
Flight Route Map taken from the inside cover of the excitingly named Flight One Australia - A Ladybird Book of Travel Adventure, first published in 1958. Click on this to more closely see the routes travelled by Alison and John!